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By Sapa-AFP | Nov 14, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 18 ]

Grandmother kills children instead of handing them over to their parents

CHICAGO - An Ohio woman and her son appear to have conspired to kill the woman’s grandchildren, their pets and themselves with carbon monoxide as a result of a custody dispute, reports said.

  Police believe grandmother Sandy Ford, 56, and uncle Andy Ford, 32, were trying to keep the children’s parents from gaining custody of Paige Hayes, 10, Logan Hayes, 7, and Madalyn Hayes, 5.

  The bodies were discovered after Randy Ford, 60, came home from work and found notes from his wife, son and grandchildren, the Toledo Blade reported.

  He called for help when he found the garage door locked and barricaded from the inside. Firefighters had to use a sledgehammer to force their way into the garage.

  They found hoses from the exhaust pipe of a truck also parked in the garage running into the back window of the sedan where the bodies were discovered.

  Police also found two dogs and a cat inside the car.

  A spokesman for the Toledo police did not immediately return a request for comment.

  However, he told the paper that police had been called to the home twice last week, once for a domestic violence report between Sandy Ford and her daughter, Mandy Hayes, and again for help with a custody exchange.


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Cruelty at it best, shoo poor kids

Nov 14, 2012 7:50 | 0 replies

Bath Salts

Nov 14, 2012 1:3 | 0 replies

Custody battles can turn deadly

Nov 14, 2012 12:17 | 0 replies

but why kill hm ?

Nov 14, 2012 11:32 | 0 replies

There is too little information in this article, on the other news sites too. Why were the children with her and not their Mother? What was the nature of the domestic dispute? What could possibly have motivated this woman and her son to think that killing everyone is better than having the children go back to their Mother?

Nov 14, 2012 11:8 | 0 replies

why blame granny alone, what about the uncle??? did they kill themselves as well?? I really can't believe this, there's no smoke without fire, something is fishy, there's no grandma who can murder her grand children. I think the mother and father of these kids were drunkards and too abusive to the kids, I 'll do the research and tell you guys.

Nov 14, 2012 10:10 | 0 replies

Jeeeeer some people are real psychos...

Nov 14, 2012 9:59 | 0 replies

Stupid granny

Nov 14, 2012 9:56 | 0 replies

This shenanigans didnt happen in my country and so i dont give a damn about it.

Point taken - however this story borders on humanity as whole and should not be restricted to territoriality!

Nov 14, 2012 8:56 | 0 replies

really this is cruelty @ it best and insenity, why cant they send those kids to the forster care, this is evil.

Nov 14, 2012 8:44 | 0 replies

This shenanigans didnt happen in my country and so i dont give a damn about it.

Nov 14, 2012 8:31 | 0 replies